The 41st Annual Independence Celebration will kick-off local holiday festivities tonight with gates opening at 6pm at Rocky Mount Athletic Stadium on Independence Drive, across the street from the Rocky Mount sports Complex.
The annual festival, sponsored by PNC Bank, will feature family activities, food, music by The Voltage Brothers, and an amazing fireworks display.
Opening ceremonies commence at 7pm, with music starting 7:15pm and fireworks set to start at 9:15pm.
Tomorrow, July 4th will be celebrated in style with events in three Twin Counties localities.
Castalia’s annual all-day celebration will start with a car show at 9am, followed by a parade at 12 noon, live entertainment throughout the day, and fireworks at 9pm.
Macclesfield will host an evening celebration starting 6pm tomorrow, with fireworks around 9pm and music continuing until around 11pm.
Another fireworks display will also be held at Tarboro High School tomorrow night from 9pm to 9:30pm.
In Wilson, WHIG-TV will be on hand with the Tobs in action against the Edenton Steamers, starting 7pm Wednesday at Fleming Stadium. Fireworks will be held immediately following the game.
Fireworks are scheduled for Wednesday evening in the vicinity of the Gateway Convention Center in Rocky Mount.
WHIG-TV will be on the scene at tonight’s fireworks in Rocky Mount, as well as tomorrow for the parade in Castalia. Look out for rebroadcast of these events later this week.